‘Brain Savvy Leaders’ by Charles Stone [Saturday Morning Review]

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No matter where we serve in the church or in the Kingdom, we should always want to serve better. Brain Savvy Leaders by Charles Stone will give you insights to improve your serve and your leadership, by applying relevant scientific research on how the brain works to ministry.

What sets this book apart from other leadership books—especially many Christian ones—is the solid combination of Biblical values and scientific research. I love how author Charles Stone—who is a lead pastor by the way and not a neuroscientist, which positively affects the readability of the book—keeps referring to the Bible as his foundation, but uses brain research to make his point.

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Canva for Work (and Churches)

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For most modern churches, design matters. Unless you are still using old hymn books, don’t have a newsletter, and certainly don’t use social media (in which case I’d really wonder why you check out ChurchMag) then I’m sure you’ll be aware of those little elements of design that go a long way. The sharp looking […]

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Design Basics: Alignment and Grids [Series]

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[ Be sure to read more from the Design Basics series. ] One of the roles of design is to bring clarity to the message,and one of the ways we do this is through alignment. Aligning elements to a grid can be a great way to bring order and structure to your design, and also […]

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The CareNotebook: Follow-Up for the Digital Age

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Being a pastor is a tough job: it’s hard to care for and shepherd people who one minute are desperate for you counsel and prayers and then are furious at you and threatening to leave the church in the next. Fortunately—or not—I only work as a pastor part-time. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t […]

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Online Giving: What’s Holding YOUR Church Back?

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There’s no question that online giving has made tremendous strides with churches in the past half-decade. Unfortunately, as one recent study reveals, churches still lag far behind other nonprofits when it comes to the adoption of this important technology. Currently, only 42% of churches offer online giving. Compare this with the roughly 70% of non-church nonprofits who offer […]

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Which Is Harder To Use: Mac or PC? [Video]

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If you read my social media posts or listened to a ChurchMag podcast where I give my opinions on Mac, Android, and PC, you know that I do not have great love for Macs and Apple. But are PCs the great up and comer? Are Macs just that good? Buzzfeed tackles this question, I believe, […]

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Ad Blockers on iOS 9: Should You Use One?

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A long time ago there were these terrible horrible things on the Internet called “pop-up” ads. If you are under a certain age you may have heard of these legendary beasts, but never seen them. However, if you were using the internet in the 90s and early 00s I’m sure you remember them. Sometimes these […]

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